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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Bakery
“They make fruit cake taste good! Also a wonderful assortment of cookies, scones, and pies. (Tip: grab some cookies and coffee and take them to the river for some calming scenery)”
  • 2 locals recommend
Toy / Game Store
“Whether your set of personalized dominoes is for family game night, an anniversary, holiday or corporate gift, Puremco custom dominoes are the world’s finest for a lifetime of fond memories. Straight Double 6 Dominoes, ChickenFoot played with Double 9’s, or Mexican Train played with Double 12’s can now be personally imprinted with your name, monogram or corporate logo. Imprinted with precision and pride in the USA, our exclusive process of personalizing dominoes offers unlimited possibilities.”
  • 1 local recommends
Seafood Restaurant
$$$
“A bit of a drive to Lacy Lakeview, but the food is wonderful. Mostly fried fish of various types, but the breading is wonderfully light and seasoned. Seasonal boils also available. Also, this is the only place in town to buy fresh snapper. They're only open Wed-Sat till 7 or 8 p.m. Be sure to try the boudin balls!!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Papa Bears is my favorite restaurant to grab breakfast burrito. It's a few miles from downtown Waco, and at a price everyone can afford, you won't be disappointed! The burritos are super sized, and don't forget the hot sauce (red sauce isn't so spice, & green sauce is very spicy!) Don't forget some chips & salsa while you are there. Sweet tea is good too! ”
  • 1 local recommends
Mexican Restaurant
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“There are other locations, but this one is the tried and true spot that always delivers good quality food.”
  • 1 local recommends
Steakhouse
$$
“Best chicken fried steak and any steak, but also serve other options like salmon and chicken. Locally owned. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
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“A no frills, delicious, local steakhouse with other options such as chicken fried steak.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
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“My favorite Mexican restaurant since I was little! Their salsa is the best. Great burgers too!”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
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  • 1 local recommends
Park
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“A Waco original! Hometown old-school pit bbq. A true local secret. Recommend the Jasper's special”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Toy / Game Store
“Whether your set of personalized dominoes is for family game night, an anniversary, holiday or corporate gift, Puremco custom dominoes are the world’s finest for a lifetime of fond memories. Straight Double 6 Dominoes, ChickenFoot played with Double 9’s, or Mexican Train played with Double 12’s can now be personally imprinted with your name, monogram or corporate logo. Imprinted with precision and pride in the USA, our exclusive process of personalizing dominoes offers unlimited possibilities. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Grocery or Supermarket
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  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“A bit of a drive to Lacy Lakeview, but the food is wonderful. Mostly fried fish of various types, but the breading is wonderfully light and seasoned. Seasonal boils also available. Also, this is the only place in town to buy fresh snapper. They're only open Wed-Sat till 7 or 8 p.m. Be sure to try the boudin balls!!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Papa Bears is my favorite restaurant to grab breakfast burrito. It's a few miles from downtown Waco, and at a price everyone can afford, you won't be disappointed! The burritos are super sized, and don't forget the hot sauce (red sauce isn't so spice, & green sauce is very spicy!) Don't forget some chips & salsa while you are there. Sweet tea is good too! ”
  • 1 local recommends
Mexican Restaurant
“There are other locations, but this one is the tried and true spot that always delivers good quality food.”
  • 1 local recommends
Steakhouse
“Best chicken fried steak and any steak, but also serve other options like salmon and chicken. Locally owned. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“A no frills, delicious, local steakhouse with other options such as chicken fried steak.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“My favorite Mexican restaurant since I was little! Their salsa is the best. Great burgers too!”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“A Waco original! Hometown old-school pit bbq. A true local secret. Recommend the Jasper's special”
  • 1 local recommends

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